Mariann Lyla Bengtson, age 90, of Sarasota, FL, formerly of Dassel, died Thursday, Nov. 11, 2010.
She was born May 7, 1920, to Albert and Laura Galarneau in Minneapolis. At the age of 6, she was adopted by Perry and Madge Freiday and was raised in the rural Litchfield area.
As a young woman, Mariann moved to Dassel, where she met her husband, Ted Bengtson. They were married Oct. 22, 1939, and spent nearly 63 years together.
Mariann lived in Dassel over 50 years. She and Ted moved to Sarasota, FL in 1992, where she resided until her death.
Mariann is lovingly remembered by her daughters: Sharon Turnbull of Sarasota, FL, and her husband, Stuart; Kathleen Upton of Colorado Springs, CO, and her husband, Charles; and Linda Lundberg of St Charles, IL, and her husband, David; two sisters, Ruth Fogelstrom of Baudette, MN, and Virginia Prieve of Litchfield; five grandchildren, Lisa Davis, Earl MacEnulty II, Michelle Selvig, Matthew Lundberg, and Sarah Lundberg; and 11 great-grandchildren.
A memorial service took place Saturday, Nov. 20 at 1:30 p.m. at the Dassel Covenant Church. Memorials may be sent to Covenant Life Presbyterian Church General Fund, 8490 MacIntosh Rd, Sarasota, FL 34238.